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Rudolph Palmer, Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Berenice (1995)

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Rudolph Palmer, Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Berenice (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 670 Mb | Total time: 57:52+44:10+47:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Newport Classic | # NPD 85620 | Recorded: 1994

Every child who ever learnt the recorder or played in a school orchestra will probably know the famous ‘Minuet’ included in the Overture, but they can be forgiven for knowing little else from the work since it is so rarely performed. That its premiere in London in 1737 was a failure had little to do with Handel’s score but more with a growing public indifference to Italian opera. The music, as seasoned Handelians will not need to be told, is of high quality (though not perhaps at once among his most alluring scores), and Antonio Salvis’s libretto, concerned with politics and romance, provides the composer with opportunity for lively duets and evocative ‘simile’ arias. The cast is strong, though not uniformly so, with soprano Julianne Baird in the title role. Her passionate and unusually constructed ‘Chi t’intende?’ (Act III), with its notably elaborate oboe obbligato, and her duet with soprano Jennifer Lane (Demetrio) at the end of Act I are two of the highlights of opera and performance alike, while mezzo D’Anna Fortunato’s ‘Tortorella’ aria (Selene, Act III) is another. Rudolph Palmer sets effective tempi and the Brewer Chamber Orchestra of period instruments (woodwind and strings), though responsive to his direction, is on occasion lacking in tonal warmth.
–Nicholas Anderson

Performer:
Berenice - Julianne Baird
Selene - D’Anna Fortunato
Demetrio - Jennifer Lane
Alessandro - Andrea Matthews
Arsace - Drew Minter
Fabio - John McMaster
Aristobolo - Jan Opalach
Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Conductor - Rudolph Palmer

Track List:
CD1:
01. Overture: I. Maestoso
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Menuet
04. IV. Gigue
05. Atto I. Recitativo: Aristobolo, a noi venga
06. Aria Berenice: Nò, che servire altrui
07. Recitativo: Fabio, vedeste mai più bell'orgoglio?
08. Aria Fabio: Vedi I'ape ch'ingegnosa
09. Recitativo: lo… di Selene?
10. Aria Alessandro: Che sarà quando amante accarezza
11. Recitativo: Cara, non sospirar
12. Aria Demetrio: Nò, soffrir non può mio amore
13. Recitativo e Aria Selene: Selene, oh Dei! … Gelo, avvampo
14. Recitativo: Alla quiete d'Egitto
15. Aria Aristobolo: Con gli strali d'amor
16. Recitativo: Ascolta, e all'alma
17. Aria Berenice: Dice, Amor, quel bel vermiglio
18. Recitativo: Principessa, ed e ver
19. Aria Arsace: Senza nudrisce alcuna qual pargoletto in cuna
20. Recitativo: Alessandro, che pensi?
21. Aria Alessandro: Quell'oggetto ch'è caro a chi adoro
22. Recitativo: Che valor!
23. Duetto Berenice, Demetrio: Se il mio amor fu il tuo
CD2:
01. Atto II. Arioso Demetrio: Se non ho l'idol mio
02. Recitativo: Già che per tuo consorte Alessandro rifiuti
03. Arioso Fabio: Guerra e pace
04. Recitativo: Molto afflitto
05. Aria Berenice: Sempre dolci ed amorose
06. Accompagnato Demetrio: Selene, infida
07. Aria Demetrio: Sù, Megera, Tisifone, Aletto!
08. Arioso Alessandro: Mio bel sol, dove t'aggiri?
09. Recitativo: O Dei! Fabio minaccia aspra guerra all'Egitto
10. Aria Alessandro: La bella mano che mi piagò
11. Recitativo: Aristobolo, o Dei!
12. Aria Arsace: Amore contro amor combatte nel mio cor
13. Recitativo: Tiranna degli affetti!
14. Aria Aristobolo: Senza te sarebbe il mondo
15. Recitativo: E qual furor
16. Aria Berenice: Traditore, traditore, cosi voglio di sembiante
17. Recitativo: Principessa, t'arresta
18. Aria Demetrio: Sì, tra i ceppi e le ritorte
19. Recitativo: È questo l'amor tuo?
20. Aria Selene: Sì poco e forte dunque tua fede
CD3:
01. Atto III. Sinfonia
02. Recitative: Olà! Tra lacci suoi si conduca Demetrio
03. Aria Demetrio: Per si bella cagion m'è dolce la prigion
04. Recitativo: Regina, addio!
05. Aria Berenice: Che t'intende?
06. Arioso Selene: Tortorella che rimira presso al laccio
07. Recitativo: Qui dove il mio tesoro
08. Aria Selene: Questa qual sia beltà
09. Recitativo: Qual ardo impegno, o Arsace!
10. Duetto Alessandro, Arsace: Le dirai…
11. Recitativo: Prence, d'Iside al tempio
12. Aria Alessandro: In quella sola
13. Recitativo: De' satrapi è adunata
14. Aria Berenice: Avvertite, mie pupille
15. Sinfonia
16. Recitativo: Gran Nume tutelar di questo Regno
17. Duetto Berenice, Alessandro: Quella fede, quel volto, quel core
18. Recitativo: Se di mia libertà prezzo è Selene
19. Coro finale: Con verace dolce pace


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